Dr. Christian Larsen Named New Dean of Emory University School of Medicine

Christian Larsen, Emory Transplant Center Director

Dr. Christian Larsen

An internationally recognized leader in transplant surgery and immunology, Christian P. Larsen, MD, DPhil, has been named dean of Emory University School of Medicine.

Larsen is currently chair of the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, director of Surgical Services for Emory Healthcare and executive director of the Emory Transplant Center. He holds endowed positions as the Joseph Brown Whitehead Professor of Surgery and the Carlos and Marguerite Mason Professor in the Emory School of Medicine.

“Over 22 years as an Emory faculty member, Dr. Larsen has demonstrated his skills as an outstanding surgeon, scientist, teacher and colleague, and most important, as a respected leader with the integrity and vision to build innovative new models of integrated patient care. He has excelled at moving medicine and care delivery forward, not only at Emory, but on a national level, says S. Wright Caughman, MD, Emory executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Larsen will assume his new role as dean effective January 15, 2013, at which time he will also serve as vice president for Health Center Integration for the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center and as chairman of the Board of Directors of The Emory Clinic. To learn more about Dr. Larsen and his appointment as dean of the Emory University School of Medicine, check out the story in the Emory news center.

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  • William B.

    Congratulations to all involved. This is an excellent choice – as he never seems to stop in his career path – not unlike the fabled Energizer Bunny.

  • Mary

    Dr. Larsen was my surgeon and headed the team of doctors that took great care and still taking care of me at the Emory Transplant Center. I am blessed to have had him as one of my physicians. He is such an outstanding person through and through.

  • Doug W.

    Congrats, Dr. Larsen. Wishing you continued success.